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Big Data Analytics in Genomics by Ka-Chun Wong

Big Data Analytics in Genomics


Big Data Analytics in Genomics by Ka-Chun Wong

This contributed volume explores the emerging intersection between big data analytics and genomics. Recent sequencing technologies have enabled high-throughput sequencing data generation for genomics resulting in several international projects which have led to massive genomic data accumulation at an unprecedented pace. To reveal novel genomic insights from this data within a reasonable time frame, traditional data analysis methods may not be sufficient or scalable, forcing the need for big data analytics to be developed for genomics. The computational methods addressed in the book are intended to tackle crucial biological questions using big data, and are appropriate for either newcomers or veterans in the field.This volume offers thirteen peer-reviewed contributions, written by international leading experts from different regions, representing Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Spain, and the USA. In particular, the book surveys three main areas: statistical analytics, computational analytics, and cancer genome analytics. Sample topics covered include: statistical methods for integrative analysis of genomic data, computation methods for protein function prediction, and perspectives on machine learning techniques in big data mining of cancer. Self-contained and suitable for graduate students, this book is also designed for bioinformaticians, computational biologists, and researchers in communities ranging from genomics, big data, molecular genetics, data mining, biostatistics, biomedical science, cancer research, medical research, and biology to machine learning and computer science. Readers will find this volume to be an essential read for appreciating the role of big data in genomics, making this an invaluable resource for stimulating further research on the topic.


This edited volume is intended to showcase the current research on big data analytics for genomics ... . The edited volume is well-organized, structured, and topics appeared sequentially. Most of the chapters are self-contained. ... this is a good collection of work in one place; I think this volume will attract a broader audience. I enjoyed reading a few chapters of the book and found them interesting and useful. (Technometrics, Vol. 59 (2), April, 2017)

About the Author

Ka-Chun Wong is Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at City University of Hong Kong. He received his B.Eng. in Computer Engineering in 2008 and his M.Phil. degree in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2010, both from United College, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He finished his PhD at the Department of Computer Science at University of Toronto . His research interests include computational biology, bioinformatics, evolutionary computation, big data analytics, application machine learning, and interdisciplinary research.

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Publication date

25th October 2016


Ka-Chun Wong

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Springer International Publishing AG


428 pages


Data mining
Database design & theory
Applied mathematics
Probability & statistics



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